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Secret Service leadership change...Passengers nervous about Ebola patient's flight... Israel warned

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct. 1, 2014 at 8:51 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — There are changes at the top of the U.S. Secret Service after numerous security breaches. Director Julia Pierson resigned today. The White House spokesman says President Barack Obama "concluded new leadership of that agency was required." A former head of the agency's Presidential Protective Division is coming out of retirement to become interim director.

UNDATED (AP) — The first reported case of Ebola in the U.S. is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home. The man's journey from West Africa to Texas involved two airlines, three flights, and long airport layovers. But federal health officials say other passengers are not at risk of infection because the man had no symptoms at the time.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is warning Israel that plans for a new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians. The harsh criticism came just hours after President Barack Obama and Israel's prime minister met at the White House.

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say two state troopers were injured tonight while searching woods in the northeastern part of the state for the fugitive suspected in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in September. A police spokeswoman says a Medivac helicopter was requested for the troopers. She says the injuries are non-life threatening.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilt Chamberlain is being cut down to size. Wilt The Stilt is now Wilt The Stamp. The Hall of Famer and the only NBA player to score 100 points in a game is set to appear on a commemorative U.S postage stamp. The Postal Service, the Philadelphia 76ers and the NBA will formally dedicate the Wilt Chamberlain Forever stamps in a halftime ceremony at a Dec. 5 game against Oklahoma City.

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